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Operations and Facility Specialist

Updated: Aug 9

About Metawave: Metawave is pioneering disruptive millimeter wave technologies that accelerate the transition to highly automated and fully autonomous ground and aerial vehicle operation meeting safety and emerging services goals. With its patented, high-resolution all-weather imaging SPEKTRA radar modules, and associated software stacks, Metawave is delivering the missing sensor with unmatched long-range sensing and perception based on novel machine learning and AI to automotive, tracking, trains, aerial and drone customers. Its SPEKTRA™ radar is the first automotive analog beamsteering radar with resolution capable of distinguishing objects close to each other, in difficult driving scenarios and in all-weather conditions, making cars safer and smarter. Metawave TURBO™ active repeaters and KLONE™ passive reflectors enable faster, more efficient, and lower cost 5G deployments, bringing connectivity to billions of users both indoors and out. Metawave’s AWARE™AI object classification platform is the first demonstration of real-time radar object classification. Founded in 2017, Metawave is headquartered in Carlsbad, CA. Visit us at www.metawave.com, email us at info@metawave.com, and follow us on Twitter @metawavecorp, LinkedIn, and YouTube. Your Role: This is an opportunity to manage the flow of a fast-pasted work environment to keep the organization and facility running smoothly and optimize day-to-day activities. The ideal candidate has experience in compliance, safety, efficiency, and management of office, facility and operational duties. A highly professional demeanor promotes our company’s culture that encourages top performance and high morale. ​ Responsibilities:

  • Manage upkeeping of the facility, equipment and supplies to meet workplace health and safety standards

  • Plan and coordinate all installations to ensure the workplace accommodates employees as they do their jobs

  • Work with external contractors to ensure maintenance upkeeping, compliance with company policies and to coordinate in a transparent, accountable way

  • Control and oversee projects and accommodations within facility

  • Support management in allocating office space according to needs. Explore new desking layouts and space utilization strategies based on feedback from management and teams

  • Support management in financial and non-financial record keeping and management of space- and workforce-related costs to better understand true overhead and inform future workplace decisions

  • Review utilities consumption and strive to minimize costs

  • Provide workplace data to management if requested for analysis and forecasting that informs broad business decisions, such as signing a new lease, moving the company, determining occupancy goals etc.

  • Identify potential problems and points of friction and working to find solutions in order to maximize efficiency and revenue

  • Support in tracking and analyzing important reports such as budgets, operation activity and department metrics for management to use them to determine trends and variances and identify areas in which positive changes can be made

  • Manage meal planning for employees and visitors

  • Organize and manage event planning and conferences

  • Purchase of all supplies as required for facility, operations and employees

  • Manage reception, shipping and receiving

  • Arrange and coordinate some travel and car rental

  • Assist in onboarding and offboarding

  • Perform other duties as necessary for completion of projects and achievement of goals

Minimum Qualifications: Experience

  • Minimum 6+ years of experience

  • “Big picture" thinking skills to address top-level concerns and find the best path forward from all of the available data

  • Interpersonal, outstanding writing and analytical skills

  • Understanding of financial and budgeting processes

  • Ability to respond quickly to a shifting reality and adjust initiatives and priorities accordingly

  • Keen organizational skills and the flexibility to jump from priority to priority

  • Experience in using computer applications such as Microsoft O365 and GSuite

  • Experience in an administrative, project management, or office management capacity

  • Candidate must be a confident self-starter, capable of working both on her/his own as well as part of all teams

Education

  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration or related field

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 10+ years’ experience in the field

  • Ability to manage cross-functional and external relationships

  • Experience using cloud content management and data repositories

  • Previous experience with startups transitioning to growth stage and beyond


Perks + Benefits:

  • Competitive salary package

  • Stock options for every employee

  • Hybrid in office and work from home plan

  • Healthcare + dental + vision + life & disability insurance

  • 401k plan

  • Flexible time off & paid holidays

  • Relocation assistance + reimbursement

  • Fitness Reimbursement


​​Metawave is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, ancestry, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, age, disability, gender identity, results of genetic testing, service in the military, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. We will make a reasonable accommodation for any qualified applicant with a disability, provided that the individual is otherwise qualified to safely perform the essential functions of the job with or without accommodation and that the accommodation would not impose an undue hardship on the operation of our business. Please let us know if you believe you require reasonable accommodation, or if you would like assistance to complete an application or to participate in an interview.




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